Sunday, November 3, 2013

Wounded by God's People by Anne Graham Lotz

             Anyone who has spent time in a church setting for very long has probably learned that even among fellow believers, we can be hurt by their words and deeds whether intentionally or unintentionally. But, how we respond to those hurts can oftentimes be in manner that only festers the wounds, but does not provide the healing and reconciliation that is needed in our lives. Anne Graham Lotz writes of this subject in her recent book "Wounded by God's People".
             Anne has preached for decades, written several best selling books and is known as an international conference speaker. But, none of that means she is exempt from the same challenges we all deal with in the area of being wounded by others, and especially by those who profess the name of Jesus as their Lord. Through many trials in the area of being wounded and wounding others, by personal introspection and with the help of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, Anne addresses the problems believers encounter in recovering from being wounded and wounding others.
              Using the Biblical story of Hagar from the book of Genesis, each chapter is woven around a segment of Hagar's life and traumas. The lessons are laced with personal stories of hurt and rejection that the author shares which illustrate the points effectively. The subject is certainly one that most people will most likely deal with at one time or another in their Christian lives. But, rather than just reminding others of how much it hurts, she offers the scriptural solutions to heal and provides the hope needed for many that they can be made whole again.
               I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program for bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. The views expressed are my own. If you are in need of healing from the wounds of others, or a self professing wounder of others, you may be able to find hope and healing through the truths you apply in the pages of the book. 

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